23 and Climbing

Skip Rector, our resident yoga expert, now leads his 23rd year of yoga classes for the Campus Recreation Services program.  Not sure that either of us thought about that when we first kicked around the idea of offering yoga classes for the recreation program back in ’94.  Glad that we did.  Students who participate in the program have nothing but the highest compliments to share.

Skip continues to cement his standing in the yoga community with his latest effort.  He has the distinction of authoring a book on the subject, Yoga: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice, 2nd edition.

Find out what others have learned as Skip introduces you to the wonderful practice of yoga.  For more information, please call Skip at 843.442.9162.  Better yet, come join the class at any time during the session.

Meeting Times
Tuesdays at 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Room J-201 in the Johnson Center.   Yoga mats are available for the participants.

Session Dates
Session 1:  Tuesdays, January 17 through February 28
Session 2:  Tuesdays, March 21 through May 2

Register online at the Marketplace https://secure.touchnet.com/C20590_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=23.

Alley Cats Do It Again

These Cats were “purrfect” again! They become the first squad to win back-to-back titles in the faculty and staff bowling league, one that started back in the fall of 2011.  Ten or so teams battle each semester for the right to claim the championship trophy.  There must be  something to hoisting that gold pin that keeps our teams coming back.

Jen Stevens, the captain of the Alley Cats, is an avid participant as are all of the faculty and staff who enjoy spending their early Friday evenings in this low-key, but exceptionally fun atmosphere.  What made last Friday especially memorable for Jen, in addition to the hard earned win over the Chemistry Department’s entry the Atom Smashers, was rolling her personal best and incidentally the league’s highest 3-game series of the year.

Fac/Staff Bowling — Insider’s View


The Alley Cats from left to right: Liza Wood, Erika Hoffman, Aaron Holly, Brendan Laubner, Jen Stevens, Ryan Saffa, Ken Grimmage, Robyn Olejniczak, Miriah Stieglitz, and  Cam Saleeby.  Not pictured: Mat Garrison and Stephanie Smith.


Baseball Added to Sport Clubs Line-up

Baseball players have a reputation for doggedness and that is evident as they grind through their long season.  Jacob Anders too knows something about doggedness. He is the proud captain for the newest sport club in the Campus Recreation Services program.

Finding our office one day more than a year ago he outlined his love for the sport and how much it would mean to him to have a club team on our campus.  Despite hearing some of the difficulties that he would face in putting this club together, he was ready to begin.  Time did pass as he attempted to round up interest, find a facility that would provide access, and handle the other details involved, but he did not waiver.

The journey is not yet complete as the new captain has wishes to do more.  If you have an interest in joining, contact Jacob at:  cofc.baseballclub@gmail.com .



Swim Club — Not Bound to the Pool

The club held its first CofC Club Swim Sprint Triathlon in what was termed “a true urban fitness experience”.  Seven of the strongest female swimmers faced down this challenge by running the 3.2 miles from the Battery to their practice center at the MLK pool where they completed a 1/2 mile swim and finished with a 12 mile bike ride around Hampton Park.

Another fun club activity the members enjoy is a regular training session in the ocean.  Having lost the on-campus pool, the club initiated a change that is quite impressive.  At the crack of dawn, the swim club rolls up to Folly Beach for a mile run down the beach coupled with a brisk 500-meter swim.  Don’t forget the quick stop at the Dunkin’ Donuts on the ride home and all individuals are back in class by 9:00 a.m.  Now that is a wonderful way to jump start your mornings.

Brown Selected as the New Coach of the Crew Club

Campus Recreation Services is very pleased to welcome Seaton Brown ’09 as the new head coach of the College’s crew club.  Seaton served as the coach for novices the past two years, teaching and coaching students new to the world of rowing.  He helped guide the novices as they learned the ins and outs of rowing, from getting them rowing-ready in the gym through strength and conditioning training to understanding the unique lingo of the sport by rigging shells, identifying strengths as port/starboard rowers, and enjoying the early morning 5000m practices on the Ashley River.

There are some changes on the horizon and Coach Brown is expecting strong head race and sprints seasons over the next year with new looks and a renewed vigor.  The first general interest meeting for those wishing to join the team is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the Admissions Auditorium at 65 George Street.  Any and all are welcome to attend.

All-Rec Summer Access Plan

Not registered for summer classes but still interested in working out?

The All-Rec Summer Access plan runs from May 9 – August 5 and grants access to the CRS recreation facilities.  This plan is available only to College of Charleston students who attended classes during the spring and who have registered for classes during the fall semester.

Pay for the plan at the Treasurer’s Office.  The $30.00 fee will not be prorated later in the summer.

Access to the recreation facilities begins the day following your payment.  Your Cougar Card will be re-activated by the next morning and you may then begin visiting the facilities.  New or transferring students enrolled for the fall semester are not eligible to participate in this plan.